cherry pie, pi day

Pi Day or Pie Day?


cherry pie, pi dayHappy Pie Day! Okay, so today is Pi Day, not Pie Day. I am using a little poetic license to make the most of it by eating some pie. I love pie and will pretty much eat any kind of pie: apple pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, bumbleberry pie, mincemeat pie, shepard’s pie. I am an equal opportunity pie eater. You know the best thing to put into a pie? Your teeth.  In honor of Pi Day I am sinking my teeth into a couple of my favorites: cherry and coconut cream.

Cherry pie has spring written all over it! It must be made with real cherries; not those icky, oversweet canned ones. Don’t get me wrong there is a time and place for those canned cherries (Google “dump cake”), but not here, not now. Tart cherries are my favorite. Instead of a double-crust, try a topping it with a buttery crumble topping.
cherry pie, pi day

Coconut is one of those foods you either love or hate. I am siding with the lovers, not the haters. In all its forms, coconut is bliss. Take a buttery crust, pour in the coconut cream filling, top with fresh whipped topping and toasted coconut and you have yourself a culinary masterpiece.

coconut cream pie, pi day

So my friends I leave you with one question. What do you get if you divide the circumference of a bowl of ice cream by its diameter? Pi a la mode. Happy Pi Day.

Both pies were purchased at SusieCakes.

Dawn Fisher

I have called Dallas my home for many years. This is a perfect city for a foodie. There are always new restaurants and food events going on. I was born in San Antonio, TX. The Texas hill country will always have a place in my heart. When I was young, I spent every summer at my grandparent’s house in a small town north of Corpus Christi. They owned a restaurant and I spent many hours in that restaurant enjoying the food and the people. On Monday’s, when the restaurant was closed, my grandparent’s and I would drive to all the small towns and try new restaurants and visit some old joints. I learned to not only appreciate food as life-sustaining but also as a form of conviviality and fellowship. I love traveling and immersing myself in the food and culture. I have been blessed to travel to Europe and many places stateside. When I am not teaching school, I am busy whittling away at my restaurant bucket list, updating my food and travel blog, Fenomenale, writing travel experiences for Guidrr and spending time with family and my sweet dog. I am pumped to be joining Girls on Food. So let’s have fun and eat it up!